the backs of your layouts..

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gaidinsgirl's picture
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the backs of your layouts..

I saw this question over at twopeas and thought it was interesting. What do the backs of your layouts look like? I sometimes have ribbon around the back to tape it, the brads and eyelets are sticking through back there. If there is no journaling on the front than I try hard to write it on the back instead. I really want the story behind the pictures told, even if it isn't on the layout itself. Sometimes there is just extra journaling back there if I had more to tell but it all wouldn't work on the front. I love to write notes back there to Jamie ( and to Allie soon too, but I don't think I have done it yet for any of hers). I think it will be fun for them to pull the pages out one day and find some extra info back there. Once or twice I have actually put extra pictures back there because I couldn't fit them in the layout and didn't want to not include them.

I always print and mount my digital pages to a piece of cardstock so I can put them in the books too, so the journaling and info is on the back of those as well.

Some of them are all pretty and clean back there but not often. lol

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Oh, lord! The backs of my layouts are hideous!!! Lol I usually cut the center of my papers out (whatever would be covered behind pictures and mats and whatnot) because I hate wasting it! So the backs of my layouts usually look somewhat like a picture frame, with cardstock around the edges and the back of my pp in the center, or vice versa. Then I sometimes will also have ribbon, eyelets, etc. like you mentioned.

That is very cool how you have hidden journaling for you kids back there! Smile

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Just like big white and plain I guess. Never thought about it, let alone write back there. Funny!!! Great question though, and cool that you do that.

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"kel-02" wrote:

Oh, lord! The backs of my layouts are hideous!!! Lol I usually cut the center of my papers out (whatever would be covered behind pictures and mats and whatnot) because I hate wasting it! So the backs of my layouts usually look somewhat like a picture frame, with cardstock around the edges and the back of my pp in the center, or vice versa. Then I sometimes will also have ribbon, eyelets, etc. like you mentioned.

That is very cool how you have hidden journaling for you kids back there! Smile

ha, I forgot to mention that but a lot of my layouts are gutted too lol. I hate to waste that much, especially now that I have the cricut because I can use all of that up easily!

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Mostly plain. If I have embellishments then those are sticking through.
I never thought to write on the backs and journaling I do is on the front.

iluvmygemini's picture
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mine are pretty blank unless brads or eyelets stick through. that saving paper thing sounds like a good idea, i might have to try that!

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I also write on the backs of some of mine or I will slip in anything to do with that page like a school program or something. Although some of mine look crazy with the middle cut out if I am running low on that paper Smile

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I write what products (name/brand) I used on it incase I submit it and need that info later on.

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"kel-02" wrote:

Oh, lord! The backs of my layouts are hideous!!! Lol I usually cut the center of my papers out (whatever would be covered behind pictures and mats and whatnot) because I hate wasting it! So the backs of my layouts usually look somewhat like a picture frame, with cardstock around the edges and the back of my pp in the center, or vice versa. Then I sometimes will also have ribbon, eyelets, etc. like you mentioned.

That is very cool how you have hidden journaling for you kids back there! Smile

ditto this entirely!

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Completely blank.. Never thought to cut out where the pictures are to save paper.. hmmm

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The back of my layouts are a mess. I sometimes will make sure i gut the back so that i do not waste the paper. Also the ribbons, and other embellishments that stick through the page. I sometimes write the supplies used on the back.

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If I didn't put the date of the photo on the layout, I definitely put it on the back. Also, I journal on most of the backs of mine too. It's just something I want Kayson (and eventually Cohen) to discover on their own when I hand them over to them. Smile

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when u ladies say u gut ur pages do you layout the page without adhesive andd then just gut the part that will be covered by other things??? or is there another process? i'd love to learn!!!!